As a leader, have you been trained to give constructive feedback to your team? Are you an expert at giving “sandwich feedback”, or starting with a supportive comment, squeezing in a constructive criticism, then adding a supportive comment to conclude? Some experts recommend a ratio of eight supportive comments to one negative comment when giving … Continue reading Make Feedback Your Friend: How Are You Doing on the Receiving End?
Join me for the Ohio Society of Association Professionals The Shane Yates Association Leadership Forum The Shane Yates Association Leadership Forum Is Nov. 17, 2021 from 9:45am-2:30pm by Zoom This year's educational offerings will focus on two tracks: one for long-established CEOs and c-suite staff; the other will focus on emerging industry leaders. Please join … Continue reading New Webinar from McWherter Coaching Group
It never changes. Without fail, I overpack my suitcase with unneeded items every time I travel. I need “this” because “that might happen”. I probably should take an extra set of shoes. Do I really need my personal laptop, my iPad and my work computer? What if the weather changes, or an unexpected meeting gets scheduled? Will they … Continue reading Hold Up! Take a Pause and Pack for Resilience
As an executive coach I collaborate with leaders, so they can identify their resources and design action steps that work. I often raise this question, “Who can help you with that?”. This question can surprise my clients, if they face barriers to receiving help. A few leaders may not want to acknowledge they need help. Some leaders don’t … Continue reading Multi-Faceted Mentoring: The Critical Relationships You Need
You know that uneasy feeling. An unexpected disruption is crashing into your world. Perhaps it’s a business set back, a betrayal of trust, a life-threatening illness, or a worldwide pandemic. When will a sudden disturbance with unwelcome consequences come next? If you are committed to a positive outlook, considering all that can go wrong ahead of time … Continue reading Clarity When Crisis Comes
You are a leader working more in the virtual space.Team leadership is an art and a skill. Meeting remotely as a team is the wave of the future. You need new and specialized expertise to lead well in the virtual space.Leading people who are not in the same room has a special set of requirements. Are … Continue reading Leading Virtual Teams? Just-in-Time Training is Here!
I have learned much more about resiliency as I coach my clients through the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of my clients exemplify the qualities of a resilient leader, born out of crisis and strengthened by the willingness to rebound. Each of these clients is a noteworthy example of human resolve and resiliency. Descriptions of resiliency abound, … Continue reading Irrepressible! Noteworthy Rhythms of Remarkably Resilient Leaders
So now, you are a leader working more in the virtual space. Team leadership is an art and a skill. Meeting remotely as a team is, in many cases, an absolute non-negotiable. You need new and specialized expertise to lead well in the virtual space. Leading people who are not in the same room has a … Continue reading Don’t Miss the Nuances of Virtual Team Leadership
Today, do you find yourself facing conflicting priorities and multiple demands? Are you responsible for managing the chaos and finding the new normal? Do you need to help your team or family adapt to change, and find solid ground? The Five Questions coaching tool can assist you as you lead. This tool combines the art and science of … Continue reading Disoriented? Use Five Questions to Focus and Move Forward
Are you a leader who must hit a multitude of goals, as well as motivate and influence others to hit theirs? Do you need to solve pressing problems, as well as have the time to think clearly enough to innovate? Is the proverbial “urgent” overwhelming the “important” in your world? Busy leaders can get stuck in … Continue reading Time to Think or Time to Act?